|Birth: ||May 12, 1914|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Mar. 11, 2002|
St. Louis County
U.S. ROMAN CATHOLIC AUXILIARY BISHOP of ST. LOUIS, MO.
BISHOP GEORGE J. GOTTWALD, V.G., served as Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis for more than 40 years under Archbishops Ritter, Carberry, May and Rigali. Consecrated a Bishop on August 8, 1961 by Joseph Cardinal Ritter of St. Louis, Bishop Gottwald had the longest tenure of any Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese to date. He also served as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese after Cardinal Ritter's death, as well as Vicar-General.
Born in St. Louis on May 12, 1914, he attended Kenrick Seminary and was ordained by Archbishop John J. Glennon at the New Cathedral on June 9, 1940. He had a variety of pastoral and administrative positions during that time.
After a number of pastorates in greater St. Louis which included Little Flower Church in Richmond Heights, he eventually retired but retained his title as Auxiliary Bishop, doing confirmations and other liturgical functions as his situation and health allowed.
Bishop Gottwald served during the profound period of change during and following the Second Vatican Council--as well as the Civil Rights movement in the St. Louis area. Bishop Gottwald was the oldest living Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese to date.
His grave ledger on the New Priests' Lot near the Mackenzie entrance features his Coat of Arms as bishop. He is the second bishop to be interred at Resurrection Cemetery.
Note: Auxiliary Bishop and priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
St. Louis County
Plot: New Priests' Lot---near Mackenzie Rd entrance
Created by: Max S. Kaiser, Jr.
Record added: Jun 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9012421
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Bishop Gottwald, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.|
Added: Feb. 21, 2011
We will remember you with gratitude,|
BISHOP GOTTWALD, for your prudent
stewardship and leadership in the
Archdiocese of St. Louis during
periods of great change, as well as
Vatican Council II. May you rest in
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Added: Jan. 25, 2005